Meet the team

Meet the CAN team

We’re proud to be a small, dedicated team. We strive to build solid relationships with our public sector partners, advertisers and agencies who we want to help succeed in generating revenue and getting their messages across to the right audiences, in the right place, at the right time.

One of our values is:

Sincere & helpful: Our skilled, friendly team will always do the right thing for you – with no hidden agendas

And we mean it.

The CAN team is made up of experienced professionals with the latest digital know-how and income generation expertise, most of whom have years of knowledge working in – or with – local authorities.

Lloyd Clark - Managing Director

With more than ten years’ experience working with local councils across the UK, Lloyd combines a strategic overview of the ‘big picture’ – overseeing CAN’s product portfolio of digital solutions – with a hands-on enthusiasm for the day-to-day work of the team. An MBA graduate, he started out in strategy consulting and has focused his career on developing digital ventures. Before launching CAN in 2014, he was Managing Director of Capacitygrid, supporting local authorities to improve their services and generate income – and this remains his motivation. ​

John-Paul Danon - Sales Director

His 15 years+ experience developing commercial digital platforms in the retail, education, health and local government sectors, meant that when John-Paul co-founded CAN with Lloyd in 2014, he was well-positioned to support local councils to make the best use of their digital assets. John-Paul is keen to promote the sort of joined-up thinking – both within local authorities and between councils and advertisers – that will generate income and improve engagement with residents through CAN’s Council Advertising Network and Citizen Reach.

Mark Gardner - Network Director

Part of the web team that launched the first-ever local authority website for Birmingham City Council, Mark now heads up CAN’s Advertising Network team: working closely with councils to make sure the advertising on their websites runs smoothly. He troubleshoots technical issues (with expert backing from Synergi Tech), monitors ads so they fit with council values, and makes sure local authorities are paid the advertising income due to them on time each month. Having been part of digital development in local government since 1998, Mark has first-hand experience of the challenges councils face and a wealth of knowledge to share about what works well and what doesn’t.

Matthew Kilpatrick, Head of Agency Sales

He has a good few years under his belt in media sales and, since 2015, Matthew has been helping advertising agency sales teams reach the right audiences across the CAN Council Advertising Network of local council websites, VisitEngland tourism websites and other public sector transport and jobs partners. Matthew manages all aspects of CAN’s relationships with agency clients and is keen to explain how the UK-wide reach of our network can benefit brands.

Guillaume Regnard, Digital Trading Manager

With a decade of advertising industry experience behind him – for a range of top UK sales houses – Guillaume is now the CAN Slingshot supremo, developing our pioneering programmatic advertising software. Skilled in an array of market-leading digital technologies, including both Google and AOL’s digital product suites, Guillaume is well-placed to optimise the performance of programmatic for publishers, with successes including key accounts Reed and Transport for London.

Arthur Hunt, Client Operations Manager

With previous industry experience in digital advertising and media sales – working for Xaxis and ESI Media – Arthur now ensures all the council campaigns run through CAN Citizen Reach are working hard from start to finish to achieve the best possible results in getting key messages in front of target audiences. He also works closely with advertising agencies to maximise the performance of their brand campaigns through ongoing optimisation.

Eleri Salter, Sales Manager

Joining John-Paul in his quest to promote a more fruitful relationship between local government and advertisers, Eleri is in a unique position for the task: with almost 20 years clocked up in media sales and currently working part-time as commercial manager for the London Borough of Haringey. In her work with CAN, Eleri teams her in-depth understanding of public sector needs with her huge success in generating some £4million in income from Haringey’s advertising and sponsorship opportunities, to give local councils invaluable insight. She also has a wealth of experience building multimedia campaigns that deliver return on investment for advertisers.